Field Museum - Chicago, IL
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N 41° 51.920 W 087° 37.020
16T E 448793 N 4635008
Quick Description: The centerpiece of the collection is Sue the dinosaur. The 42 foot long fossil was found on August 12, 1990 near Faith, South Dakota.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2013 9:00:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMG8CM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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Long Description:
In addition to dinosaurs, the museum features many other types of fossils, such as, invertebrates, plants (including mesofossils), synapsids, and mammals. These fossils are from a wide variety of sources and locations. Local fossils in the collections include Middle Pennsylvanian aged fossils that were discovered along one of the tributaries of the Illinois River, the Mazon Creek.

A fossil preparation lab is also available for viewing.

Basic admission is $15 for adults, $10 for kids. Open every day except Christmas from 9am - 5pm.
What kinds of fossils are found here:
dinosaurs, mammals, plants, invertebrates


Admission Fee: yes

Link for more information about this site: [Web Link]

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